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The Discovery of Mines of Predoi

Most compelling of a book by Jules Verne. The journey to the center of the earth awaits you in Predoi, in Aurina Valley, will hold the children, even the bravest, with bated breath.

A train will take them into the bowels of an old copper mine, in dark tunnels and deep. And in the dim light you can still see some miner at work …
Here comes the train. Do your children wear a safety helmet and raincoat, choose for them the best place to sit and games with them in this adventurous journey in the heart of the mines of Predoi.

The descent with the train takes about a quarter of an hour. The coaches are struggling to pass through the narrow tunnels that descend up to 500 meter deep.

The dark is more dense. But you need not be afraid. Reassure children and explain to them that in past centuries, in those narrow tunnels, worked hundreds of men. Copper mining was very difficult and complex. It required a very long time and will continue excavations in search of strands of metal.

The guides who will accompany you on this wonderful journey will tell you that copper was already used in ancient times for the manufacture of jewelery, weapons and tools in common use. They will tell you also that, according to archaeologists, the copper was mined in Aurina Valley already in the second millennium BC.

Once you leave the train, the adventure continues in the bowels of the mountain on foot, more calmly.  The journey is enriched with new details. Do not distract the children. If you are careful, they can hear the swish of the pick of some miner lost …
At the exit of the mine you go to the village of Ca di Pietra where you can visit the mining museum. An interactive museum where adults and children will discover this world of sacrifice and hard work.

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